Find the slides and other resources here!Texas Trauma Summit August 2016 InfoFlyer

This Summit brings together individuals, families, professionals, communities and organizations interested in addressing, preventing and treating trauma across the lifespan, as well as disseminate trauma informed care initiatives and best practices to address trauma throughout Texas.  The pilot sites for trauma informed care organizational transformation of behavioral health services will be disseminating the progress and lessons learned in transforming behavioral health services in Texas including: mental health services for children and adults, substance abuse treatment and substance abuse prevention services.  Our hope is to launch a trauma informed discussion within the community by sharing the triumphs of the initiative and providing the knowledge of nationally recognized trauma informed experts.

CEUS were available for social workers, LPCs, LCCAs, and Certified Peer Specialists, and Certified Family Partners.

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August 14, 2016 

4:30p-6:00p ~ Registration Opens for Pre Conference Trainings

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August 15, 2016 – Pre-conference

Trauma Focused CBT (Day 1)                       8:00a ~ Registration                 Time: 9:00a – 4:00p

Room: North Capital View Terrace

Susana Rivera, Ph.D., LPC

TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.

It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques.

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Seeking Safety                                                8:00a ~ Registration                 Time: 9:00a – 4:30p

Room: A – C

Laura Czepiel, Lead Coordinator for Recovery Support Services, Texas Department of State Health Services

Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories), thus making it relevant to a very broad range of clients and easy to implement.

(manual must be purchased in advance, find it here)

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Introduction to Reflective Parenting             8:00a ~ Registration                 Time: 9:00a – 12:00p

Room: South Capital View Terrace

Tina E. Adkins, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work,  Child & Family Research Institute

This presentation will introduce the concept of reflective parenting/mentalization and how it relates to attachment, including the intergenerational transmission of attachment trauma.  Mentalization has been shown to be a protective factor for children’s mental health, and increasing parents’ reflective capacities can result in less reactionary behaviors by parent and child, a reduction in parental stress and an increase in secure attachment. This presentation will include group exercises and examples of mentalizing, as well as details on the Family Minds intervention: a short-term, trauma-informed, psycho-educational training intervention developed specifically for parents.

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ASK (Ask About Suicide) Training    1:00p ~ Registration                 Time: 1:30 – 3:00p

Room: South Capital View Terrace

Toniya Parker, BA, Texas Department of State Health Services

Maryli Keller, Texas Suicide Prevention Council

ASK About Suicide To Save A Life is a best practice gatekeeper training that teaches how to identify suicide risk factors, protective factors, warning signs & appropriate referral strategies. We offer three training options: view ASK videos for online certification, view videos along with backup materials, or in person workshops. It is a best practice based training listed in the BPR Section III Adherence to Standards.

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Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT)     8:00a ~ Registration     Time: 9:00a – 5:00p

Room: F- G

Marisol Acosta, MEd, LPC-S, Project Director- Texas Children Recovering From Trauma, Texas Department of State Health services

Molly Lopez, PhD., Professor and Director – Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work

This workshop will provide an introduction to the 12 core concepts of childhood trauma of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to behavioral health and health/human services practitioners to increase the theoretical understanding of childhood traumatic stress, increase competency of clinical reasoning, case conceptualization and enhance the empathic understanding of the nature of the traumatic experience from the child’s perspective and the understanding of the impact of traumatic experience aftermath influences the child’s life.  Problem based learning method will be used to help practitioners acquire knowledge and problem solving skills to help the practitioners ability to provide individually tailored behavioral health services reflecting the client’s needs, strengths, culture, development level and unique life circumstances.

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August 16, 2016 – Learning Collaborative and Pre-conference

Trauma Focused CBT (Day 2)                       Time: 9:00a – 4:00p

Room: North Capital View Terrace

Susana Rivera, Ph.D., LPC

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DSHS TIC Learning Collaborative Final Meeting    (Current Pilot Sites ONLY)

8:00a ~ Registration                 Time: 9:00a – 5:00p

Rooms: D – E

Karen Johnson, LCSW, Director of Trauma Informed Services

Reba Smith, MSS, Consultant, Trauma Informed Services

This final in-person learning community presentation will provide a brief solicitation of themes related to accomplishments and challenges with the pilot sites. Along with report outs from the pilot sites about their progress and sharing specific successes and challenges in implementing trauma-informed approaches within their organizations since the kickoff meeting; specifically around changes in infrastructure, organizational assessment of trauma-informed approaches, use of Learning Community tools, domains of focus, systems for data collection, next steps and needed resources. Ending with a how to support the pilot sites continue and maintain sustainability.

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4:30p-6:00p ~ Registration Opens Trauma Summit

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August 17, 2016 – Conference Day One – Wednesday

Trauma Summit                                  7:30a ~ Registration                 Time: 8:30a – 5:00p

8:30a – Moderator/Housekeeping                    Toniya Parker, BA,

Texas Department of State Health Services

 

8:40a – Assistant Commissioner’s welcome    Lauren Lacefield Lewis, Assistant Commissioner,

Texas Department of State Health Services

 

9:00a –             Marisol Acosta, MEd, LPC-S, Project Director, Texas Children Recovering From Trauma Initiative, Texas Department of State Health Services

 

“TCRFT: A Trauma Informed Care Transformation Initiative in Texas”

The Texas Children Recovering From Trauma initiative of the Texas Department of State Health Services has been piloting trauma informed care transformation of the community behavioral health service delivery system in Texas impacting 86 counties through 16 pilot sites.  The Project Director of this initiative will launch the Trauma Informed Care Summit by: highlighting the needs and importance of addressing trauma in Texas, introduce the trauma informed care framework model utilized in the initiative of DSHS and its pilot sites to implement trauma informed care, address the needs of the individuals, families served, the workforce and disseminate the outcomes, progress made and lessons learned in the past four years.

 

10:15a – Opening Keynote

Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC. RP., Co-Executive Director, TEND

 

Beyond kale and pedicures: Strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout

There is now over two decades of research proving that working in high stress, trauma-exposed professions such as community mental health, law enforcement and health care carries elements of risk to the care provider: compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout can take a cumulative tolls on us as individuals and as teams. What can professionals do to protect themselves from the difficult stories that they work with on a regular basis, limited resources and high volume of work, while still remaining effective and compassionate?

Using the most recent research in the field, this keynote presentation will explore assumptions about compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, the organizational and personal barriers that professionals face in their daily lives, and offers new and creative approaches to transforming these occupational hazards.

 

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1:00p – Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Room: D & E

Susana Rivera, Ph.D., LPC

Understanding Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse

Presentation to define and address types of child traumatic stress, variability in response to traumatic stress, and effects of trauma exposure. Participants will learn about the prevalence of substance abuse in youth, will understand substance abuse cues and cravings, and will learn how adolescent trauma exposure is linked to substance abuse. Participants will also learn about evidence-based treatments available to treat co-occurring trauma and substance abuse in adolescents.

 

Session 2: Room: A – C

Candace Aylor, RN, CFP, Health Policy & Systems Consultant

Sharing Power – The Power of Combining Provider and Family Expertise

Sharing Power is as integral to trauma informed care as any psycho-educational, narrative, or skill based work. In this session we will review the Sharing Power tool, developed in collaboration with the NCTSN, which combines in equal parts the professional expertise of the provider with the lived expertise of the family member or youth.

 

Session 3: Room: F – H

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribal Nation

Trauma and Culture

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2:15p – Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Room: D & E

Pamela C. King, President, DIVAS Fellowship and Outreach Ministry

ICE-COLD TRUTHS: A Commitment to Care

“Ice-Cold Truths” allows participants to experience the challenges of healing through the eyes of a cold-case survivor experiencing justice after nearly 27 years.  This interactive presentation recognizes the impact of trauma on survivors and the obstacles they must overcome in healing.  This collaborative approach builds a survivor-centered partnership by transforming communities committed to their journey.

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Session 2: Room: A – C

Telawna Kirbie, LCSW, Assistant Director, Klaras Center for Families Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center

“Transforming Children Mental Health Services Deep in the Heart of Texas”

The staggering statistics of traumatic events that impact children in Texas call for sensitive and effective practices and daily operations that are effective in identifying, addressing and preventing the impact of trauma. For the past four years, Klaras’s Center for Families have served as the primary pilot site for all phases of trauma informed care transformation of the Texas Children Recovering From Trauma initiative. This session will provide an overview of the efforts done to transform direct care services to better address the impact of trauma in children and their families through better screenings, assessments, trauma-focused treatment modalities and a new organizational framework to do daily operations that improve outcomes and increase the skills and competence of the workforce.  Challenges and lessons learned will be discussed.

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Session 3: Room: F – H

Panel: “From Grassroots To The Top: Community transformation efforts in Texas”

Are you wondering about how to start efforts that bring together individuals, community members and organizations to address the impact of trauma in large communities? Come and learn from community and coalition leaders in Texas that started from grassroots efforts who are impacting large communities and regions in Texas.  You will have the opportunity to listen and join their dialogue about how those efforts started, how community and stakeholders can work together to address trauma and local needs.

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3:30p – Breakout Sessions

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Session 1: Room: D & E

Tim Keesling, Manager of the Veterans Mental Health program at the Texas Veterans Commission

Military Informed Care

Increasing numbers of health care professionals with no prior military service history or experience working with military Service Members, Veterans, or their families are being called upon to deliver patient care to these rapidly growing populations. For current and former military Service Members, the explicit organizational structures and implicit ideals and values comprising military culture play a significant and lifelong role in injury, illness, and recovery.  In all fields of health care, but most especially in mental health evaluation and treatment, empathic therapeutic alliances and effective treatment plans require health care professionals to possess and utilize knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding military and Veteran cultures and subcultures.  To meet this training need, the Texas Veterans Commission’s Veterans Mental Health program has developed this Military Informed Care curriculum for health care professionals.  This training will encourage military cultural competency in health care professionals through an interactive presentation in the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to work with the military and Veteran culture.

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Session 2: Room: A – C

Colleen Horton, M.P.Aff., Policy Program Officer at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin

New Ways of Thinking:  Addressing Mental Health & Wellness for Individuals with IDD

Children and adults with IDD exhibiting challenging behaviors often do not receive state-of-the-art mental health treatment; instead the focus is often on managing their behavior with compliance as the primary goal.  Caregivers and family members who are accustomed to seeing their child through the lens of the disability can misinterpret behaviors that are in fact symptomatic of mental illness, distress, or past trauma.  Attributing challenging behaviors solely to an individual’s developmental disability creates missed opportunities for recovery. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health partnered to develop a training The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experience Trauma. This session will help you see “challenging behaviors” through a different lens and provide information on tools that can help service providers, educators, and families better support individuals with co-occurring IDD and mental health conditions.

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Session 3: Room: F – H

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Panel: “Transforming Treatment and Prevention Behavioral Health Services in Texas under DSHS.”

Behavioral health organizations that participated in the pilot of the Trauma Informed Care Organizational Transformation Learning Collaborative under the Texas Department of State Health Services share their stories and lessons learned about their trauma informed care organizational transformation efforts. These community mental health, substance abuse treatment and substance abuse providers and a Tribal Nation in Texas will talk about their organizational efforts to better care and be sensitive to those who they serve and their workforce in a trauma-informed way.

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August 18, 2016 – Conference Day Two – Thursday

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Trauma Summit                                  7:30a ~ Registration                 Time: 8:30a – 4:30p

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8:30a – Breakout Sessions

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Session 1: Room: D & E

Franklin Cook, MA, CPC, Personal Grief Coaching

New National Guidelines Expand the View of Suicide Postvention

In 2015, the groundbreaking document “Responding to Grief, Trauma, and Distress After a Suicide: U.S. National Guidelines” was released by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. This presentation explains the new guidelines’ assertion that a suicide fatality subjects everyone who is exposed—not only people who might be at increased risk for suicide—to negative effects from their exposure. That perspective expands the view of postvention (services provided in the aftermath of suicide) beyond responding to the immediate crisis. The guidelines affirm the idea that “postvention is prevention” and, at the same time, call for the scope of a community’s response to suicide to include support for all who are bereaved—both family and others affected by the loss—and to include services for everyone traumatized by a suicide, from survivors of suicide loss to first responders and from mental health counselors to the public at large. The guidelines also call for postvention services, especially those designed for the suicide bereaved, to be available across the lifespan to address the long-term and cross-generational effects of suicide exposure. The presentation is designed to set the stage for a discussion about how Trauma-Informed Care principles and practices might apply to suicide postvention as it is characterized by the new national guidelines.

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Session 2: Room: A – C

Seanna C. Crosbie, LCSW, Director of Program & Trauma-Informed Services, Austin Child Guidance Center

Trauma 101 & Adverse Childhood Experience Study

This workshop will focus on providing the latest research on trauma, including symptoms and brain impact.  Additionally, research from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study will be presented, which links childhood trauma to later health outcomes, and for some, early death.

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Session 3: Room: F – H

Panel: “Persons with Lived Experience in Trauma Informed Care Transformation”

Engagement. Partnership. Consumer Voice. Sharing Power.  All these are key words, but what do they mean and how do you do this?  What better way to learn about how to build partnerships with families, and youth and adults seeking recovery, than to dialogue with those representatives who have been key partners in trauma informed care transformation in Texas?  This panel will bring together persons with lived experience to answer some common questions and shared about their experiences and lessons learn as key partners in the planning, decision making and improvement of services to address trauma in Texas.

 

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10:15a – Breakout Sessions

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Session 1: Room: D & E

Forrest Hanna, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer in Midland County and Board Chair for the Midland County System of Care

Wounded Journeys: Trauma’s Impact on Youth In  Juvenile Justice

The presentation explores the prevalence of trauma among youth in the juvenile justice system, the impact of trauma on that system, and ways that the system may better respond to youth who have experienced significant trauma

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Session 2: Room: A – C

Amanda Davidson, MFT, Youth Empowerment Services Program, Texas Department of State Health Services

Marisol Acosta, MEd, LPC-S, Project Director, Texas Children Recovering From Trauma Initiative, Texas Department of State Health Services

Trauma Informed Care Nuts & Bolts: From Theory to Practice

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Session 3: Room: F – H

Panel: Beyond Suicide: Responding to suicide and loss through a trauma lens.

This panel will bring together suicide prevention/post-vention experts in Texas, survivors of death by suicide, peer support services providers, experts in grief and loss and a person with lived experience to discuss about rethinking how to respond to suicide and loss through a trauma-informed lens.  Frank Cook, a leader on suicide treatment, grief and loss will moderate this panel.

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1:00p – Closing Keynote

Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Professor and Director of the Center for Trauma and Recovery & Juvenile Justice, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut

Into the Whirlwind:  Trauma Informed services for children and families who have experienced Complex Trauma

The presentation will describe complex trauma, its impact on children and families, and an integrative approach to evidence-informed trauma-informed assessment and recovery/therapy services. The proposed conceptual frameworks of Developmental Trauma Disorder and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) will be used to provide practical trans-theoretical tools for trauma informed services providers.

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2:45p – Reclamation! A storytelling performance of healing and transformation

Christina Carney, Certified Peer Specialist, Austin State Hospital

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3:20p – The End Is Just the Beginning:  Trauma Informed Network of Texas

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4:25p – Closure

Marisol Acosta, MEd, LPC-S, Project Director, Texas Children Recovering From Trauma Initiative, Texas Department of State Health Services